U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

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FortuneFavorsTheBold
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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby FortuneFavorsTheBold » Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:52 am

govorett wrote:
FortuneFavorsTheBold wrote:honest opinion from all....just got the call from FSU...they offering 17k/year (their tuitionis about 15).....UM offered me 20k/yr (which still isnt enough)....what whould you guys do, and why specifically


Where do you want to work and what do you want to do?

fwiw, here are FSU's placement stats : --LinkRemoved--

So, if you are debt-averse, it looks like FSU may be your best bet. Now, whether or not you want the Miami experience or not is up to you.


Ok...well first I want to focus on Entertainment/Contract law (which of course in Miami you'd have access to many more relavent connects)...but it seems like Florida States has a wider job presence throughout all of Florida. Quick pros and cons, FSU much cheaper cost of living and it seems like my tuition is fully paid. I currently attend UF,and I love gainesvilles weather as opposed to all sun and hurricane in miami...so tally would be ideal for weather, and I've heard travelling in Miami is just ridiculous....but yea, just what I want to do, and the chancesof gaining valuable resources in miami, is the only reason this argument is up in the air.

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby yepyep » Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:55 pm

govorett wrote:
FortuneFavorsTheBold wrote:honest opinion from all....just got the call from FSU...they offering 17k/year (their tuitionis about 15).....UM offered me 20k/yr (which still isnt enough)....what whould you guys do, and why specifically


Where do you want to work and what do you want to do?

fwiw, here are FSU's placement stats : --LinkRemoved--

So, if you are debt-averse, it looks like FSU may be your best bet. Now, whether or not you want the Miami experience or not is up to you.


I think the "Miami experience" point is valid. Completely different than Tallahassee. I've been to both and must say that I really liked Tallahassee, much more of a college campus feel. Also, the type of person (not law, but ugrad) is a bit difficult to deal with sometimes at Miami, in my opinion. Not all people are alike at Miami, but the stereotype is not completely false either. Also, in your case, FSU is cheaper. I would go FSU. Check the GPA requirements for the scholarships as well. That can be a breaker or maker.

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby Swanky » Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:03 pm

yepyep wrote:
govorett wrote:
FortuneFavorsTheBold wrote:honest opinion from all....just got the call from FSU...they offering 17k/year (their tuitionis about 15).....UM offered me 20k/yr (which still isnt enough)....what whould you guys do, and why specifically


Where do you want to work and what do you want to do?

fwiw, here are FSU's placement stats : --LinkRemoved--

So, if you are debt-averse, it looks like FSU may be your best bet. Now, whether or not you want the Miami experience or not is up to you.


I think the "Miami experience" point is valid. Completely different than Tallahassee. I've been to both and must say that I really liked Tallahassee, much more of a college campus feel. Also, the type of person (not law, but ugrad) is a bit difficult to deal with sometimes at Miami, in my opinion. Not all people are alike at Miami, but the stereotype is not completely false either. Also, in your case, FSU is cheaper. I would go FSU. Check the GPA requirements for the scholarships as well. That can be a breaker or maker.


There's definitely a "UM Bubble," but with the right guidance it is possible to break out of it! :)

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby RooksWS6 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:05 pm

Iceman389 wrote:Got the e-mail to check my status. Told that my application is being held. I'm assuming this is the same as a waitlist?



The way I understand it, they are similar but when your application is being held they have not made a decision and are waiting to decide until they are closer to the app deadline. With a wait list, you are literally put on a list and you get in if others who have been accepted withdraw.

Others, feel free to correct me. I'm not 100% on this...

If you don't mind sharing, what are your numbers?

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby clintone88 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:08 pm

uwgbluedevil wrote:
clintone88 wrote:Got my scholarship offer today, 24k/yr. 165, 3.29


When did you get your acceptance?


I got my acceptance on Dec 30th. They emailed me last Friday and told me to expect the scholarship letter in the mail.

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby RAB » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:44 pm

Can someone please tell me how long its taken them to get their cane id? I submitted my app on the 6th and still have not received anything...

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby boilerup89 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:53 pm

RAB wrote:Can someone please tell me how long its taken them to get their cane id? I submitted my app on the 6th and still have not received anything...


I took me like a week got an acceptance a week later

Hope that helps call the admissions office if no movement in a week

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby RooksWS6 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:57 pm

RAB wrote:Can someone please tell me how long its taken them to get their cane id? I submitted my app on the 6th and still have not received anything...


I submitted on 1/3. My LSDAS report was sent on 1/6 and I got an email acknowledging they had received the report the same day. My CaneID was in the same email.

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby Iceman389 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:06 pm

RooksWS6 wrote:
Iceman389 wrote:Got the e-mail to check my status. Told that my application is being held. I'm assuming this is the same as a waitlist?



The way I understand it, they are similar but when your application is being held they have not made a decision and are waiting to decide until they are closer to the app deadline. With a wait list, you are literally put on a list and you get in if others who have been accepted withdraw.

Others, feel free to correct me. I'm not 100% on this...

If you don't mind sharing, what are your numbers?


158/3.24 so I am at least somewhat disappointed in my application being held. I know I don't have auto-admit numbers for Miami but I was feeling somewhat confident of an acceptance. Maybe a little over confident. Time for a LOCI and the waiting game I guess...

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby nicole88 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:52 pm

Miami does a status checker, right? I applied at the end of December and still haven't received a status checker username or anything...

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby uwgbluedevil » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:34 pm

Can you be considered for scholarships even if you didnt write the essay, etc. about public service?

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby FortuneFavorsTheBold » Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:16 am

yup, i didnt write no such essay, and still got offered $

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby uwgbluedevil » Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:37 am

FortuneFavorsTheBold wrote:yup, i didnt write no such essay, and still got offered $


Do you mind telling me how much? Your numbers and scholarship amount. You can PM if you want

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby FortuneFavorsTheBold » Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:00 am

157 with a 3.45 ....buti think when they offered the money it was after my updated transcript with 3.57gpa 60k (20k/yr)

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby skirschner1 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:04 am

uwgbluedevil wrote:
FortuneFavorsTheBold wrote:yup, i didnt write no such essay, and still got offered $


Do you mind telling me how much? Your numbers and scholarship amount. You can PM if you want


No essay, 160/3.5x, 24k yr with 3.2 stip.

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby FortuneFavorsTheBold » Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:07 am

skirschner1 wrote:
uwgbluedevil wrote:
FortuneFavorsTheBold wrote:yup, i didnt write no such essay, and still got offered $


Do you mind telling me how much? Your numbers and scholarship amount. You can PM if you want


No essay, 160/3.5x, 24k yr with 3.2 stip.


"3.2 stip"...u mean stipulation? u've got to keep that gpa every semester???

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby canesfan1986 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:35 am

I believe you have to have a 3.2 after every year. I got the same scholarship and that's what I gathered from the letter. It's 24k/year, renewable every year as long as you maintain a 3.2. Seems like a yearly requirement to me.

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby gov » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:41 am

fwiw, it looks like a 3.2 is the top-third. --LinkRemoved--

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby canesfan1986 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:57 am

Yea I'm gonna take the offer and head to the U. Anyone else here decided to go? Top third seems reasonable, considering median LSAT's and such, though I don't have the correlation of LSAT performance to actual first year results, but supposedly they're fairly strong.

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby jr1886 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:51 am

UM is very generous to me. I am being offered $30,000 per year. COA is estimated at $38,000. Good luck to all of you

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby 2011Cycle » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:56 am

$38,000 COA does not include mandatory health insurance

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby jr1886 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:02 am

2011Cycle wrote:$38,000 COA does not include mandatory health insurance
Thanks. I wonder why this cost is omitted.

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby 2011Cycle » Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:10 am

jr1886 wrote:
2011Cycle wrote:$38,000 COA does not include mandatory health insurance
Thanks. I wonder why this cost is omitted.



It's posted on --LinkRemoved--

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby FeelTheHeat » Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:21 am

Love how people who are in at at T2 school think it's a shoe-in they will finish in the top third. Sigh. Not my money.

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby Paulzilla » Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:07 pm

Accepted today with no mention of scholarship money :cry:




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